7th Circ. Stuffs Pippen's Defamation Suit Against NBC, CBS

Law360, Los Angeles (August 21, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive former NBA star Scottie Pippen's defamation suit against NBC Universal Media LLC, CBS Interactive Inc. and three other media outlets over reports he was bankrupt, agreeing with the lower court that Pippen failed to show the defendants acted with actual malice.

A three-judge panel affirmed U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman's order dismissing Pippen's complaint, saying he didn't meet the burden as a public figure to allege that the defendants published the false reports of his bankruptcy with actual malice or reckless indifference to the truth. 

Pippen claimed the defendants' reports caused him...

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